HC Deb 10 November 1966 vol 735 cc343-4W
83. Sir S. McAdden

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the difficulties arising from the refusal of the Musicians Union to permit the ample use of recorded music on the Government's proposed new sound radio programme; and what application from the Muscians Union has been made to the Performing Rights Tribunal, which has already adjudicated in other circumstances upon the permissible amount of needle time which can be used in a broadcasting service.

Mr. Jay

The Government have made no announcement of any new sound radio programme. I have seen Press reports. The Tribunal would only have jurisdiction when a dispute arose between the broadcaster and the record makers. No application has been made.